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Rostov region. Sholokhovsky. VYOSHENSKA

Rostovskaya oblast


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Fedotov Pyotr Ivanovich (22.02.1922 – 21.01.1996) Fedotov Pyotr Ivanovich was born on February 22, 1922 on the farm Singinovsky now Sholokhovsky district of the Rostov region in a peasant family. He graduated from the Tambov Cavalry School in 1942. In the active army since 1943. The commander of the machine-gun platoon of the 58th Guards Cavalry Regiment (16th Guards Cavalry Division, 7th Guards Cavalry Corps, 61st Army, Central Front), Guards Lieutenant Fedotov P.I. distinguished himself during the crossing of the Dnieper River. On the night of September 27, 1943, he was among the first to cross to the right bank near the village of Nivki (Braginsky district of Gomel region). On September 29, 1943, in the battle for the village of Galki, when a machine gun failed, he fired from a machine gun, threw grenades at the Nazis crawling up to the trench, forced them to retreat. He was wounded, ran out of bullets. Taking advantage of this, the Fascist soldiers approached the trench. Wounded, but not defeated, courageous officer, overcome